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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Do you need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West End

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West End

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in West End) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West End

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in West End and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the West End property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the West End property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant West End Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I intend to buy I think we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in West End the surveyor should usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. Your surveyor is trained to possible problems relating to things like whether there are residual circuit breakers.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey in West End. Inspecting any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas installations?

Your local surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the West End survey, as well as gas related appliances/installations e.g. the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The West End qualified RICS surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings and will not run any tests whatsoever on the system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate that all landlords must to conduct appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be powdery white asbestos duct connectors situated in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials e.g. asbestos blocks. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls. Technically all forms including white are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in West End and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the West End property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the West End property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant West End Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I intend to buy I think we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in West End the surveyor should usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. Your surveyor is trained to possible problems relating to things like whether there are residual circuit breakers.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey in West End. Inspecting any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the survey.



Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas installations?

Your local surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the West End survey, as well as gas related appliances/installations e.g. the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The West End qualified RICS surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings and will not run any tests whatsoever on the system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate that all landlords must to conduct appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be powdery white asbestos duct connectors situated in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials e.g. asbestos blocks. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls. Technically all forms including white are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

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